CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y. (July 21, 2016) – Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, is pleased to announce that, through continued efforts to increase shopper safety in the face of severe weather, it has been awarded the designations of being “StormReady®” and ”Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™” by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.
The designations support Woodbury Common Premium Outlets for its preparedness to handle all types of severe and potentially life-threatening weather situations through communications infrastructures, community outreach and hazardous weather training. Simon is the first REIT to achieve this status at all of its locations nationwide.
“We are grateful to the National Weather Service for providing us with this distinction,” said Amanda O’Connell, Assistant Director of Marketing & Business Development of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. “Our center plays a key role in the Orange County community, and the safety and security of area residents and visitors is of utmost importance. Leading by example, our hope is that other organizations that serve as community gathering places will follow suit.”
“Simon Property Group proactively shares NOAA’s vision of building a Weather-Ready Nation,” said Chris Maier, national warning coordination meteorologist of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “We welcome Woodbury Common Premium Outlets as a StormReady and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador partner. Their comprehensive emergency management and security program helps their tenants and patrons stay ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather events.”
The National Weather Service’s StormReady program is a partnership with emergency management that helps reduce risk and increases community resilience to hazards. For more information, please visit www.stormready.noaa.gov.
About Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Conveniently accessed from New York City via the New York State Thruway at Exit 16, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets features 220 stores including Tory Burch, Celine, Nike, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Coach, The North Face, and more, all at a savings of 25 percent to 65 percent every day. Market Hall offers a variety of dining opportunities including Chipotle, Pret A Manger, Pinkberry and more. To learn more, visit: http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/woodbury-common.
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.